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Reaching Out

47 Years Later, These Vietnam War Photos Still Haunts Us

Posted 11.04.2013 | World

In October of 1966, the Vietnam War had already been raging for nearly 11 years. Thousands of troops were still fighting, and in their midst a courage...

Theodor Geisel Was Right

Tom Gerdy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The next time you think about giving up trying to make a difference, I ask you to go to the words of Theodor Geisel, quoted as saying, "Sometimes, the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple."

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

The Risk I Absolutely Had To Take

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

Some weeks ago, I had two exhilarating experiences. I decided to reconnect with old friends. These weren't guys I knew from let's say, 10 or 15 years ago. The friendships went very far back.

On Taking Your Own Advice

Janet M. Neal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

Life is not all rosy all the time. Sometimes we get a splinter in our soul. Something is there that doesn't belong and until we get it out -- all of it out -- it is painful.

7 Reasons You Should Reach Out To Every Person Ever

HelloGiggles | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

1) We're all alone well, kind of. This sounds grim, but it's not! There is a freedom in realizing and embracing the fact that at the end of the day ...

The Real Jersey Shore

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

During the last two decades, we have witnessed the emergence of a phenomenon that has become known as reality television. Reality shows have become a ...

Inclusion Begins With 'Hello'

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

The cumulative effect of not being recognized, even after initiating a hello, is a slight that can feel like a result of racism, however benign the intentions might be.

For It's Money They Have and Peace They Lack

Tom Gerdy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

We are all surrounded with opportunities to reach out and make someone's life better. If you lack peace, you will find it there. The question is: "Are you willing to go the distance?"

Finish Your Unfinished Business

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

The Today Show featured a segment recently about people over 50 getting fired and how it changed their lives for the better. One guest, Lee Kravitz, ...

5 Ways To Help A Friend In Crisis

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.

Are You Hiding Behind the Bible?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we ask ourselves, "Am I hiding behind the Bible, or am I reaching out and living the message?"